Your top priority should be saving money. We all know once the spending starts it can be never ending and it can lead you down a road you don't want to be. So make it important and also make your priority to save before you start planning your next event.
First off don't wait to call us and book your special event. That should be your number one priority when planning an event. Give yourself at least 2 months to inform everyone and also that is time you can use to pace yourself to do specific planned out steps. So you are not stressed at the last minute.
Have family members help in your special event. They are going to be enjoying it also. This is important so you will have sometime in the night to enjoy yourself. A family that parties together should help plan and clean together. You will be surprised how many will want to be there by your side to help and enjoy. Just remember when it is their turn to help also, one hand washes the other.